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Fred Nice

Oxford, MS | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Oxford, MS
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo R&B Hip Hop

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"Daily Mississippian (University Of Mississippi's official newspaper)"

For local R&B songwriter and producer Fred Nice, the decision to make music was a simple one. Music spoke to him in ways that no other medium could, and the messages he could send through melodies and lyrics captivated him.

“Growing up knowing that all these local artists — Juicy J, Playa Fly — were just an hour up the road,” Nice said with a grin, staring off reflectively. “And knowing that my friends, my cousins were fanatics, I wanted to have that kind of effect. I wanted that kind of voice.”

A native of Oxford, Nice began his career at 16, making beats and samples for local artists on his mother’s computer in his kitchen.

He struggled in high school to find his niche. For Nice, school was “very academics and sports driven,” and that made pursuing his dream of making music difficult.

“I wasn’t pushed toward arts, really,” Nice said. “School was all about getting in the books and finding a ball you liked — baseball, football, basketball.”

Nice said he learned all his skills from YouTube and watching others play piano or work with editing software.

“I see people playing,” Nice said. “I ask them to come over to the studio, do their thing for a while, and while they’re playing, I just learn something off of them.

“It’s nice to find people that don’t mind giving you a hand if you need it.”

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As he continued to grow as a musician, he found his expectations changing drastically. He realized what people see on television and in magazines is not what music is all about.

“There’s a machine behind it,” Nice said. “The popular stuff, the stuff everyone listens to — that’s all company-driven.”

Nice said he found his place among independent, local artists. He enjoyed the freedom to write the way he wanted to write, not how a label wanted him to.

“Those [artists] have a happier life, I think. They get to talk about what they want to talk about,” Nice said. “When you’re a mainstream artist, you have to worry about how people feel; you have to be politically correct most of the time. When you’re just doing it to do it, you can express yourself more.”

With this freedom of expression, Nice said he could write about things most hip-hop and rap artists choose not to. He said the “lovey-dovey stuff” and talking about getting his heart broken are the core of his message, topics he feels many male artists in the rap industry shy away from.

“Most male artists talk a lot about hurting other people, but not about them getting hurt,” Nice said. “I like talking about that kind of stuff from my perspective. Girls hurt dudes just like dudes hurt girls, you know?”

Maintaining that consistent message has been Nice’s biggest priority.

“New artists come around every year, and you know which ones are going to stick around,” Nice said. “It’s the ones that have some sort of clear subject, a clear idea. The ones that are genuine, you can see that; you can tell.”

Nice has been working for the past year on his new record, “Way 2 Nice,” which is set to release April 4. His previous album, “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” is available to listen on Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal.

Despite the struggles of being an independent artist in an increasingly competitive music industry, Nice said he is excited to see what the future holds.

“I hope to be established as a writer someday,” Nice said. “Maybe have a studio or something. But really, I just want to come back home and have something that’s mine because of my music. That’s the dream.” - Jonathan Gibson


"Thisis50"

Check out this new Fred Nice interview with the Daily Mississippian and Jonathan Gibson here on ThisIs50!

Oxford, Mississippi native Fred Nice has gained a lot of notoriety in the music industry as a producer, songwriter and singer. While he continues to produce records for other artists, he’s definitely been focusing on his own career as an r&b singer. Fred’s last album No More Mr Nice Guy was well received, if you haven’t already got it you can check it out here. Just recently Jonathan Gibson sat down for a Fred Nice interview with the Daily Mississippian. We got video footage of the exclusive interview down below for you to check out. You can also check out the full article and write up they did right here. The rising music artist and producer also took the time to share the exciting news that he’s getting ready to release his Way 2 Nice project on April 4th. So make sure you follow him here to stay caught up with any updates and new releases! - Superstar Jay


"Antisocial"

Mississippi’s “diamond in the rough”, Fred Nice brings another visual from his LP “No More Mr. Nice Guy”. This time, Nice brings us “Antisocial” produced by himself and longtime friend Dre Beatz, from Atlanta. Finishing up his next project, titled “Way 2 Nice”, be on the same lookout for more releases from Fred Nice these next couple of months. Check it out below. - Superstar Jay


"Hood Hippie"

North Mississippi’s Fred Nice released a new video for his single Same Song (Produced by Fred Nice). Check out iamfrednice.com for more music and videos. - Hood Hippie


"No More MR Nice Guy"

Mississippi native Fred Nice has released his debut EP entitled No More Mr Nice Guy. The new Fred Nice No More Mr Nice Guy EP is 10 track project hosted by Dj Pain 1 that you can vibe out to.

He isn’t as country as Big K.R.I.T, or as “turnt up” as MikeWillMadeIt’s Rae Sremmurd. Fred Nice is raw and really bringing a new element to the Mississippi sound. He is known amongst a lot of indie artists for being the “voice” behind their favorite songs. Fred Nice has over a million songs online featuring him, a majority of which fans downloaded free via Soundclick. He teamed up with Dre Beats, from Atlanta for his first project, No More Mr Nice Guy hosted by DJ Pain 1. He talks about his antisocial manner, how he feels about his city of Oxford MS aka Ole Miss, and even spills a nice tune for the ladies, with “Situation”.

Take A Listen To Fred Nice’s new debut EP, No More Mr Nice Guy down below and download a copy for yourself here! - Superstar Jay


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Fred Nice is a Songwriter/Producer from North Mississippi. He began making music at the age of 16. Using his mother's Compaq computer in her kitchen, he began making beats for local artists.

After graduating high school Fred Nice began gaining exposure online from doing hooks for notable producers such as Vybe Beatz (Meek Mill, Migos), Trakksounds (Young Dolph, Starlito, Z-Ro), DJ Pain 1 (Pusha T, Young Buck, Gucci Mane), and many more. Fred Nice has wrote and produced for a lot of artists such as Money Man, Ca$h Out, Drumma Boy's Drum Squad, Killa Kyleon, Rasheeda of Love and Hip Hop : Atlanta, and other notable names.

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